Sunday, June 12, 2011

New game by indie studio looks great!

This game called Papo & Yo by Minority Studio is about a brasilian kid in a favela and his two weird companions... it's a puzzle oriented game as far as I see. You have to find a cure for a poisonous-frog addicted monster (the main character's best friend) because it wants to kill you everytime it eats one. The awesome part of the trailer starts at minute 1:05.


The game will be launched in 2012 for the Playstation Network. Hit the jump for a video of the E3 gameplay demo. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Angry Birds in real life!


This is a promotional video depicting some angry birds destroying stuff in real life. Of course it's just computer generated imagery, but it would be great if stuff like this existed. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Super Mario 3DS trailer!

The new Mario 3d platformer for the Nintendo 3DS was just announced at the E3, here's the trailer! Finally the Tanooki Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3 is back!


I think it looks really neat, back to the origins, no more "galaxies" =P

The new Wii it's called "Wii U"


The name of the new Wii was just announced this morning, along with its new controller featuring a single touch 6.2 inch screen, dual analog sticks, direction pad, x, y, a, b and 4 rear buttons, accelerometer, etc. Personally I think the gameplay possiblities are awesome, enjoy!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Carrot vs. Ninja, a short film.

This is an awesome short-film directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan called "Carrot vs. Ninja", if it were the trailer of a game it would be awesome! Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Q-BLOCK a 3d pixel art website!

Q-BLOCK is an online tool and gallery where you can create awesome works of art with 3d pixels (a.k.a. voxels), forget about that old 2d pixel art where you can only see mario in 2 dimensions, with this you can see the good ol' Mario in pixelated 3d. Check it out:

These are just examples, you can rotate them and see them from every angle in the website. You can also create your own, there are hundreds of works already in the gallery. Enjoy!

Link to the website.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Minecraft for Android!

Minecraft is coming to Android! It will launch first on the Xperia Play, the sony game-oriented cell phone that features a slide-out gamepad, but later this year it'll be released for the rest of the Android handsets and the Iphone. Details about the price aren't available right now but they'll probably be revealed in the upcoming E3.

Here's a video of the game running on a Xperia Play:


I loved the concept of the Xperia Play but it's a shame that it's now an underpowered gadget when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S II or the Motorola Atrix. But Minecraft Pocket Edition is awesome, we're finally gonna be able to play whenever we feel like it!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Portal + Tetris sucks!

Portal Tetris isn't exactly a game, it is an example of how useless a game that merges Portal and Tetris gameplay could be. I actually found it pretty funny for the first 10 seconds. This is what the developer has to say about it:
"When I thought of the idea of Portal Tetris, I felt that a still image or a box cover just wouldn’t do it justice. Then, I considered making it an animated GIF, but still didn’t feel that was enough. So, in the end I decided that an interactive flash piece would be the most effective option."

Link to Portal Tetris.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mario Kart in real life!


This video is completely awesome. What would you do if you had a Mario costume, a Go Kart and lots of bananas? Well, if you're RĂ©mi GAILLARD (creator and producer of the video) probably this! In my opinion the best part is when he enters the Supermarket. Enjoy!

Play Katamari in your browser!

This Katamari hack let's you collect all the elements of the website you're on.

Kat Hack is a clever code designed to let you play Katamari Damacy (a classic game where you roll stuff into a ball that gets bigger and bigger the more stuff you collect) in your browser and the website of your choice.
Kat Hack was created by Alex Leone, David Nufer, and David Truong. Just go to this website (here) copy the code, paste it in the URL bar of your browser and let the magic begin. It's not a game but it still looks cool, have fun!

Click here to go to Kat Hack.

Note: It works better in Firefox 4 and Chrome (but it doesn't work in Chrome Canary Build)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Super Mario Crossover game!

Ever wanted to play as Link or Megaman in a Mario game? Well, your dreams have come true. This game called Super Mario Bros. Crossover let's you play with those characters and more (the Contra dude, Samus from Metroid, Ryu from Ninja Gaiden, Simon from Castlevania, and the vehicle from Master Blaster), in my opinion Link's special abilities are the best. The game was developed by Mr. Jay Pavlina who is still taking requests about what characters to include in the game (here). Enjoy!

Link to the game.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Augmented Reality Game!


This is a video about an augmented reality game called Levelhead by Julian Olivier that uses special cubes to interact with a character inside them. Augmented reality is a recent technology that's slowly becoming mainstream and I think that's awesome because the gameplay possibilities are immense. From the developer's website:

"levelHead uses a hand-held solid-plastic cube as its only interface. On-screen it appears each face of the cube contains a little room, each of which are logically connected by doors.

In one of these rooms is a character. By tilting the cube the player directs this character from room to room in an effort to find the exit.

Some doors lead nowhere and will send the character back to the room they started in, a trick designed to challenge the player's spatial memory. Which doors belong to which rooms?"

The objective of this particular game is to find the exit of the house. So what do you think? Games like this are already possible for Iphone and Android devices, some Augmented Reality games are already in the market. It's just a matter of time before we see something more complex and engaging.

The prettiest Indie Game ever, FEZ!


This is the trailer of FEZ, an indie game by Polytron Corporation that's been in production for years but it's finally taking shape, a gameplay demo was available in the PAX East festival (a festival about all kind of games). This game is made in 3d but it's played in 2d perspective, the interesting part is that you can change the perspective to explore new parts of the levels and reach the goal. The 5 minute PAX gameplay video is inside the post and I think it looks awesome! Personally I'm gonna buy it as soon as it gets published, I have very high expectations for this game! I hope you enjoy the videos!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Winterbells, a cute, simple game!

In Winterbells from Orisinal (A collection of flash games by developer Ferry Halim) you control a little jumping bunny. The game begins by clicking on the screen which makes the little bunny jump; then you move the little bunny with your mouse to make it land on the bells and hop your way up to the sky! The gameplay is simple but very addictive, I first played this game years ago and I'm glad it's still fun whenever I try it. The developer recently launched Winterbells for Iphone too! I hope you have fun!

Click here to play the game.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weird game for Wii!

This post is about a Wii game called WeeWaa (supposedly in production since 2009, but I doubt it'll ever get released) that uses a stuffed creature as a controller by inserting a wiimote in its mouth. The gameplay doesn't seem that bad, at least in the trailer, though the game is clearly aimed at kids. Watch the video to see what this is all about (and enjoy the song by Justice)!


So what do you think about this? Would you play it? Would you buy it for your son or nephew? Is it too bizarre for you?